Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Boston hockey legend Ray Bourque placed the state’s first wager at the BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge.
The operator noted that the venue offers a state-of-the-art gameday experience, featuring a 45-foot LED viewing wall and four betting windows. It also comprises 18 sports betting kiosks located throughout the gaming area.
“The BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Springfield is a phenomenal sports betting hub designed for New England’s passionate sports fans,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt.
“Today is a monumental step for BetMGM and sets the stage for us to deliver a best-in-class sports wagering experience across Massachusetts.”
Furthermore, integration with MGM Rewards allows customers to redeem their gameplay for accommodations at over 20 MGM Resorts destinations.
Chris Kelley, President & COO, Northeast Group, MGM Resorts, commented: “We’re thrilled to add this new amenity, strengthening our commitment to being New England’s premier entertainment and gaming destination. We are incredibly grateful for the tireless work of the State delegation to bring this historic bill to the finish line, and to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for crafting the necessary regulations.
“The BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Springfield allows us to create even more one-of-a-kind engagements for our guests while generating tax revenue and job opportunities for our community.”
Last week, BetMGM announced its pre-FY results for 2022, showing an expected net revenue of $1.44bn. Initially, BetMGM had expected to see net revenue of $1.3bn; however, this was revised up in recent weeks.